Us in Progress

Current Edition

Sara by Jan Komasa

The eighth edition of the US in Progress co-production forum will be held from the 24-26th of October, 2018, as a part of the 9th American Film Festival in Wrocław (October 23-28th), thanks to our partnership with Papaya Films and with support from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland.

Invite-only screenings will feature four projects selected from numerous submissions of independent American feature-length films in the final editing stages. 2018 US in Progress Wrocław participating projects:

  • Crestone by Marnie Ellen Hertzler
  • Initials S.G. by Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia
  • Knives and Skin by Jennifer Reeder
  • Once Upon a River by Haroula Rose

Four selected Polish producers will pitch their projects to the US producers and investors:                                            

  • False Positive by Kasia Plazinska   
  • My Personal Jesus by Ewa Wikiel                 
  • Neon Tears by Karolina Bielawska
  • Sara by Jan Komasa                                                    

The 2018 US in Progress Wrocław partners with the following leading Polish sound and image studios:

They generously provide in-kind awards of post-production service packages of combined value amounting to $40,000.

Other awards include an acquisition offer from Ale Kino+ tv channel and a free pass to Cannes Producers' Network at the Cannes Film Festival next year.

On top of the above Papaya Films sponsors a return flight to Poland (up to the cost of $1000) for post-production in Poland.

The filmmakers will attend the presentations as well as one-on-one meetings with top European buyers and festival programmers (Rotterdam, Tribeca, Venice, The Festival Agency, Film Constellation, Trust Nordisk, Urban among others).

We are happy to continue with our Polish-American Co-production meetings, a networking opportunity for Polish producers seeking partners from the US. Our event will consist of producers working in the US and aim to foster transatlantic projects. Guest speakers will include

Sara Murphy (Land Ho!, Morris From AmericaThe Mountain),

George Rush (Don't Leave Home, Ghost Box Cowboy, Ping Pong Summer),

Ryan Zacarias (MediterraneaDon't Leave Home, The Mountain),

Ivan Eibuszyc (H., Kekshakallu, Mar) and

Guillaume Benski (Superbe Films, France).

On top of intense networking and one on one meetings, Polish Film Institute and Adam Mickiewicz Institute as well as Wroclaw Film Commission will present the new tax incentive that Poland is introducing next year and talk about Polish co-production opportunities.

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